Government of the 8th Dáil

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Government of the 8th Dáil
7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State
Éamon de Valera 03.jpg
Date formed8 February 1933
Date dissolved21 July 1937
People and organisations
Head of stateGeorge V (1933–36)
Edward VIII (1936)
George VI (1936–37)
Governor-GeneralDomhnall Ua Buachalla
Head of governmentÉamon de Valera
Deputy head of governmentSeán T. O'Kelly
Total no. of ministers10
Member partyFianna Fáil
Status in legislatureMinority Government
Opposition leaderW. T. Cosgrave (Cumann na nGaedheal)
History
Election(s)1933 general election
Legislature term(s)8th Dáil
Predecessor6th Executive Council
Successor8th Executive Council

The 8th Dáil was elected at the 1933 general election on 24 January 1933 and first met on 8 February when the 7th Executive Council was appointed. The 8th Dáil lasted for 1,619 days.

7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State[edit]

The 7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State (8 February 1933 – 21 July 1937) was formed by the Fianna Fáil party.[1]

Office Name Term
President of the Executive Council Éamon de Valera 1933–37
Minister for External Affairs
Vice-President of the Executive Council Seán T. O'Kelly 1933–37
Minister for Local Government and Public Health
Minister for Agriculture James Ryan 1933–37
Minister for Defence Frank Aiken 1933–37
Minister for Education Thomas Derrig 1933–37
Minister for Finance Seán MacEntee 1933–37
Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass 1933–37
Minister for Justice P. J. Ruttledge 1933–37
Minister for Lands and Fisheries Joseph Connolly 1933–36
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Gerald Boland 1933–36

Changes 3 June 1936[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Lands and Fisheries Frank Aiken 1936

Changes 11 November 1936[edit]

Office Name Term
Minister for Lands and Fisheries Gerald Boland 1936–37
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs Oscar Traynor 1936–37

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Government – Eight Dáil". Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 20 October 2013.